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Herbert Kuppisch

German World War II U-boat commander
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Occupation Soldier Korvettenkapitän Submariner
Country Germany
Date of birth Hamburg, Germany
Date of death Aug 27, 1943 Sargasso Sea
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
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Herbert Kuppisch (10 December 1909 – 27 August 1943) was a German naval officer during World War II and commander of U-58, U-94, U-516, and U-847. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Kuppisch and the crew of U-847 were killed by aircraft from the US escort carrier USS Card on 27 August 1943.


  • Wehrmacht Long Service Award 4th Class (4 October 1937)
  • Sudetenland Medal (20 December 1939)
  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (5 December 1939) & 1st Class (4 May 1940)
  • U-boat War Badge (4 May 1940)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 14 May 1941 as Kapitänleutnant and commander of U-94
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